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Coming up in 2022

We take a look at Glyndebourne’s year ahead with key dates for your diary.

Happy New Year!
We can’t wait to welcome you all to Glyndebourne in 2022 for a host of operatic delights.

Pay the Piper

25 – 27 February

Join Glyndebourne Youth Opera and a cast of professional singers for a brand new opera based upon the tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Pay the Piper was composed by Anna Appleby, Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade, Cecilia Livingston and Ailie Robertson – the participants in Balancing the Score, our development scheme exclusively for female composers. The libretto is by Hazel Gould. Johann Stuckenbruck conducts Psappha, a new music specialist ensemble celebrating 30 years in 2022. It will be directed by Stephen Langridge, based on a concept developed by Sinéad O’Neill.

26 February’s show will be a ‘chilled performance’. During this performance there’s a casual approach to noise and movement in the audience. It’s ideal for those who feel more at ease knowing they can go in and out of the auditorium during the show.


Festival 2022

May – August
Our flagship summer programme of world class opera. Enjoy a performance in our indoor auditorium, and picnic in our gardens or dine in our restaurants during the 90-minute interval.

The Wreckers (21 May – 24 July) Melly Still directs a major new staging of Ethel Smyth’s opera.

Le nozze di Figaro (22 May – 16 July) Michael Grandage’s five-star production of Mozart’s greatest comedy.

La bohéme (11 June – 14 August) Floris Visser directs a new production of this Puccini classic.

Alcina (2 July – 24 August) Spectacle and sensation collide in Francesco Micheli’s sumptuous new staging of Handel’s magical fable.

Don Pasquale (22 July – 27 August) Mariame Clément’s mischievous production takes no prisoners, an elegant period staging full of clear eyed, contemporary wit.

Poulenc Double Bill (6 – 28 August) Following his success with the Ravel Double Bill, director Laurent Pelly takes on two more contrasting French masterpieces, La voix humaine and Les mamelles de Tirésias.

There’s still time to join us as an Associate Member to gain priority access to Festival 2022 tickets. Find out more about Membership options.

Public booking opens Sunday 6 March

Tour 2022

October – December
The Glyndebourne Tour returns in autumn, offering audiences across the country the chance to enjoy world class opera on their doorstep. We’ll be kicking off with performances at Glyndebourne before visiting Canterbury, Milton Keynes, Norwich and Liverpool.

La bohème Floris Visser’s new production transfers directly from Festival 2022.

The Marriage of Figaro Michael Grandage’s five-star production of Mozart’s greatest comedy.

Mozart’s Requiem A special concert of instrumental and vocal works pairs music by French composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges with that of his contemporary and rival Mozart.

Christmas Concert Our popular Christmas Concerts will return once again in the 2022 festive season.

Glyndebourne Tour Members have priority booking for Tour 2022 performances, find out more about Tour Membership. Public booking opens on Sunday 15 May 2022.

Public booking opens on Sunday 15 May 2022

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